Important: when making a reservation through OpenTable there is an option to make a reservation at a high top table in the bar area or standard table which is in the dining room. If the high top option does not pop up as an option for you then that means that there are NO High Top tables available at those times. If you would like to reserve bar seats please leave us a note or call us. We do reserve bar seats and highly recommend reservations. See you soon!
Complimentary special offers
Wednesday Night Bar Bites
Enjoy $8 Bar Bites and pair them with our House Martinis, Margaritas and Manhattans for $8, too ! ** 2 drink maximum per person and drinks mixed with house liquor. Tax and Tip not included.
20% Off Bottles of Wine Thursdays
Enjoy 20% off any one of our Amazing Bottles of Wine on Our Fantastic Wine List to pair with our Delicious Food! * does not include tax and gratuity
Pizza Night Tuesdays!
Enjoy a glass of house red or white wine** or any beer on tap or bottle and one of our Amazing Wood Fired Pizzas for $20!! Excludes any house Premium wines. Tax and Gratuity not included.
Monday Bar Bites
Enjoy $8 Bar Bites and House Martinis, Margaritas and Manhattans for $8 each on Monday Nights! ** 2 Drink max per person and drinks mixed with house liquor. Tax and tip not included
One of my favorite restaurants on the shoreline! The food is outstanding, and so are the cocktails and wine list!
The service is always great and so is the food. One of our favorite spots as La Marea never disappoints!
We chose La Marea to celebrate my wife’s birthday during a mid week getaway to old Saybrook, CT. This was one of the best dining experiences we have ever had. Certainly the best Italian food in CT! The owners were amazing and made us feel very welcomed. The service was off the charts. If you are looking for an amazing restaurant experience, look no further, La Marea will not disappoint. We will be back as soon as we can get back up there from where we live in southern CT.
Took advantage of their Tuesday night pizza/beer or wine special for $20 and enjoyed every minute of it! We love the vibe of the bar area and the beautiful decor. Friendly service every time we dine. There was a nice quiet energy and almost every seat in the entire bar area was full. Great music playing in the background , happy hum of conversation, and perfect lighting made for a very nice little outing for my husband and 13 year old - who LOVES the bolognese. We always leave La Marea content and looking forward to the next time.
La Marea is such a happy place with a great vibe. The food is excellent and consistent. Always my first choice.
Good food and service. Nice family owned restaurant. One of our favorites!!
The best Italian restaurant on the shoreline. The good is great the service is great! Great meal every single time
This place was AMAZING & the food was EVERYTHING!!!
Definitely recommend this restaurant!!!
What a fabulous restaurant! Loved it all and will definitely go back!
As usual food was great, host was charming and server was attentive and friendly. Our favorite place.
The food was outstanding, traditional dishes made special. The service was likewise outstanding with very attentive servers.
Fantastic food with a wide variety of drink options. Staff is friendly, efficient and knowledgeable.
Very creative and extensive cocktail menu. Bar scene before dinner was lively and cozy w fireplaces. Main dining room was also very nice w fireplace and despite a packed room the noise level was reasonable enough to have a conversation among our table of 5. Nice selection from the menu of standard Italian dishes. Service was very attentive. Overall a great experience that I would not hesitate to recommend or repeat.
Service was excellent. Food was delicious, although the mushroom crepe not as much. Always seem to get into interesting discussions with other diners, although acoustics make it nearly impossible to conduct a conversation.
We had a wonderful night at La Marea. The ambiance, food, drinks and of course the service were all five stars. The food here is the best in the Saybrook area and the service is as good as the food. A lot of people working yet you are never rushed. Very well orchestrated staff!
Wonderful as always, it is one of our favorite places for special occasions. It never disappoints.
Great food as always, wonderful service, outstanding atmosphere.
Overall it was excellent. We will definitely go back and will bring our town guests.
Great food. Excellent staff. Fast service.
Proportions were ridiculously small. One member of our table ordered rigatoni with marinara sauce ($22). There weren’t a dozen noodles in the bowl. When we brought it up they said we should have asked for more.
As always great dinner at La Marea. Lobster Ravioli special and Double Cut Port Chop were GREAT. Great service and homemade desserts were off the charts.
We love La Marea we like to sit either at the high top tables or the bar.
Excellent food and a great local place
I took my wife for Valentines dinner after getting a notification from Open Table that La Marea was one of the top ten restaurants in Connecticut.
The people rating this restaurant must be easy graders!
It is a decent restaurant, but far from top 10 in the state. Two within a few miles, Livs Oyster Bar and the Bee &Thistle, are significantly better.
The service was excellent, the atmosphere is unimpressive. The food was very good, but not outstanding.
La Marea was a very pleasant surprise. My wife and I spent the night at the spa in Old Saybrook and looked to head off site to have our Valentine's Dinner. The staff at La Marea was terrific from the time we walked thru the door until we headed back to the car. Our Sever, Karen, was spot on and well seasoned. We ordered a reasonably priced bottle Amarone to enjoy with dinner and after tasting , Karen offered to decant it. A nice touch. We ordered all of our food to split, the meatball appetizer was delicious, properly cooked and seasoned to perfection. I ordered Veal Ossobuco and requested it to be served over Rigatoni, again perfect, tender and tastey. My wife ordered a pasta that too was just right. To finish it all off I ordered the homemade cheesecake, WOW!!! Best dessert I've had in a very long time. If you are in the neighborhood this is a place not to be missed!
The food was great, service attentive and the space is both modern and warm. Highly recommend!
Great food and service at reasonable prices. Please sure to make reservations.
We had a great meal (pork chop), something I never order at a restaurant. Absolutely fantastic.
Great food and loved being near the fireplace! Was a great place to go for a birthday dinner! The Bolognese was amazing!!
My birthday but honestly we go for date night every week just love the food, the people and the staff
I never get to visit enough, I live in Hartford and meet a girlfriend from Old Saybrook there. From the moment I walk in I am salivating, it is quiet, elegant, beautiful and the food-AWESOME.
Food was exceptional good quality. Flavors were exceptional And laid out on the palate perfectly.
Consistently great food and service every time we go.
The food is as well prepared as the staff. The food is savory and beautifully plated. Can't wait to go back.
Never have I been disappointed with the food, the service or the staff.
Thank you it was a spectacular night
The dining room is the prettiest anywhere and love the fireplace!
The food and cocktails are always superb; our favorite go to restaurant.
They make you feel like a member of the family!
We love the bar area at La Marea. Wonderful place to have dinner
We were greeted by Hugo who was very personable and attentive. Our server Veronica was fantastic. Anticipated our every need. Food was out of this world and hot in temperature. We are going back soon. Magical!!
Great place...wonderful service from Emily.
La Marea offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 391-8614.
La Marea is rated 4.8 stars by 924 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.